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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Blog Award and my prize

I am so honored to accept this encourage and inspire award from the talented and creative crafter Heather . Thank you so much girl for thinking of me. Go ahead and visit Heather's blog I'm sure you'll love her creations as much as I do. You really inspired me Heather keep up the great works.

All you need to do is pick 6 or more people who inspire you on a daily basis and tell them THANK YOU! This is a hard decision because I enjoy everyone's blog so much, but there are those who really encouraging words and inspired their works. So I'll pass this award to the following bloggers that truly inspired me.

1. Tracey
2. Linda
3. Gez
4. Jenna
5. Rina
6. Debi
7. JackieLou
8. Lori
9. Marie
10. Irene

These talented creative ladies truly an inspiration to all. Please go check out their blogs, I'm sure you'll truly inspired by their amazing creations. THANK YOU ladies for sharing your creations!

Look what I got from the mail yesterday :) This is my prize when I won from Scrapbook News & Review last Dec. when they had the "Playtime at the Pole All-Day Christmas Crop". I love these stickles and 2 6X6 Basic Grey paper pad. These are perfect for making my cards.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Cuttlebug Sketch Hour By Lori Boyd & Jewellery Challenge

I almost forgot to upload my second bead jewelry. This is my entry for the Jewellery Challenge by Sarah. The challenge for this week is to follow the inspiration shown in the fabric photo. So I took the color white and yellow and the flowers on the wood beads. I just love these wood beads with yellow hibiscus flower, they're so pretty. I had a hard time putting the pendant together, it's look so easy but not. Anyway, I had a great time making my first bead necklace.

My weave card entry for Cuttlebug Sketch Hour by Lori Boyd . I really love it, this is so much fun! Just go ahead and pay her a visit on her amazing blog just click her name.I'm sure you'll love her blog full of inspiration. The complete tutorial please click HERE or you can see in her blog also on the side bar. The challenge is still on until tomorrow.

After weaving I embossed it, I used the spots & dots embossing folder and I added diamond stickles. For the sentiment I used my stamp "sending you love" from Hero Arts, my first time to use it. I know it's kind of messy but I'm trying to get better to use some stamps :) One of my special friend is encouraging me to use stamps. You know who you are :) Thanks a lot!

Products used:
Georgia Pacific- white cardstock
Prima- flowers
Making Memories- crystal brads
Darice- acrylic jewels
Color Box- ink
Ranger- diamond stickles
Scotch- foam adhesive
Glue Dots- clear adhesive
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders- Spots & Dots and D'vine Swirls
Other- heart charm with angel and the pink & purple cardstocks

Thank you for looking!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Altered projects

Finally I finished my altered projects.

This one is a remote control holder that we're not using for a long time. So altered it for my decorative scissors.

Products used:
Basic Grey- paper
Prima- flowers
Ranger- stickles
Offray- ribbon
Making Memories- brad
Best Ocassion- cardstock
Darice- acrylic jewels
Glue Dots- clear adhesive

This plastic package was from a toothbrush set for my baby boy. I altered it to display in my small scarp area to look like spring time already. I used some of the flowers that I cut from my cricut expression. And finally I used my Potpourri Basket cartridge to cut the butterfly and some of the flowers.

Products used:
Bazzil- cardstock
Best Ocassion- cardstocks
Prima- small flowers
Ranger- stickles
Making Memories- brads
Color Box- ink
Creative Hands- chenille/fuzzystix
Glue Dots- clear adhesive

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Blog Awards

I received this Lemonade Blog Award from the talented crafter Betty . Thank you so much Betty, you are so sweet and a wonderful friend. I really appreciate it. Check out her awesome blog and you'll inspire to all her amazing creations. I've never seen this award before this is my first time and I really don't know what it was about. But as I read from Betty, this is about to recognize someone who shows a great attitude or gratitude. Now it is my pleasure to pass this along to 5 other cyber-friends who have touched my life. It's a great way to show someone that you appreciate them; what their support means to you; and how you appreciate and love reading their comments. There are so many who qualify for this that it's hard to choose, but I have to pick these five, hope to give for others when I get another one in the future :)

And here they are:

1. Gez
2. Linda
3. Bona
4. Heather
5. Rina

Don't forget to check out these talented and super creative ladies and get inspire to their wonderful creations.

And I recieved this fabulous award from my friend Heather . Thank you so much for thinking of me, you are so sweet and a great friend .

The rules are to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others. You must link to the one you got it from, and also to the ones you give it to and let them know. And there is more ... ... You have to write down five things you are addicted to!!

5 things quickly off the top of my head....
1. My beautiful family, love them so much I can't live without them.
2. All my scrapbook tools, I love playing with them to make embellishments.
3. Scrapbook papers, I love collecting papers :) I have to buy some papers everytime I go to LSS.
4. Blog hopping, I now spend more time hopping about than crafting.
5. Friends online and in real life and my relatives. They cheer me up when I'm down.

I want to offer this award to 5 fabulous Blogs I Love to visit and inspired me.
-in no particular order here they are:
1. JakieLou
2. Manola
3. Helena
4. Betty
5. Sarah

These ladies are super talented and creative please visit their fabulous blogs to get inspirations.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


I made this simple card for the Bitten By The Bug . This week is to use the WEDDING CARTRIDGE HEART CHALLENGE and this is what I came up. I used the Bazzil bling red cardstock. I added stickles around it, 3 big clear acrylic jewel, ribbon and the Valentine's charm. I cut the I heart u then inked on the edges and added some stckles. That's how simple it is and I ♥ how it turned out.

Thank you for looking!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired #15

This week at Cuttlebug Challenge is to use this beautiful sketch design by Becky Fleck from Pagemaps .

I missed so many wonderful challenges here at Cuttlebug Challenge. Finally, I finished this card using the beautiful sketch from Pagesmap. I cut the hearts from my cricut expression then embossed them except the 3 hearts white, red and pink. I added stickles to all the birds and inked around the hearts.
Products used:
Bazzil- pink cardstock
Georgia Pacific- white cardstock
Color Box- ink
Ranger- diamond stickles
Darice- acrylic jewels
Cuttlebug embossing folder- Birds and Swirls
Others- ribbon, 3 hearts embossed red, white and pink- My friend gave me these but I don't know what company it belongs to, so if anyone know where these from please let me know.
Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Graduation money lei for 2 challenges

At Rosie Dee's Challenge Blog Week #17 Rosie's challenge is to show and share your floral side. I used money folding flower and ribbons flowers with buttons..

This weeks challenge at Arty Girlz Challenge Blog is to use buttons on your creations, it must have at least 1 button on it. I used buttons in my flowers for the gradutaion money lei.

This was so much fun, my first time to make the money folding flower. I added the ribbon flower on top then attatched to the big ribbon. See the last photo for the whole lei.

This is the red ribbon flower, I learned this from my mother she was a dress making. She created pretty flowers from ribbons, buttons, laces and fabrics. I couldn't make as beautiful as hers. I sew a straight line on the other side and then pull the thread to form into circle then tied it and added the button on top.
This is the mini graduation cap that I made for the lei. I emptied the ribbon spool I took out the other side and then cover with black cardstock on the other side. I added the red stickles around it, red fibers and a crystal brad.
My friend asked me to make her a money lei. But I told her that I never made any lei before. But she beg me so for the very fisrt time I gave it a go. It's not too bad, I love how it turned out.
Thank you for looking!

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Year's presents

Our New Year's presents, yes I want to share with you :) I thought christmas is over but I guess not...
I am so blessed to have a friend like you Astrid You really are so kind and thoughtful for thinking of my kids. A BIG MAHALO my dear friend. You made my little ones really happy not only them but all of us. :) When I was reading the letter I counldn't hide my tears... how touching. Everyone had to taste the chocolates hmmm.... yummmyyyy!!! This package was in the post office for 1 month 1 day.

A beautiful christmas card from Astrid my wonderful and sweet friend from the Netherland. I love it, thank you so much!
This is a present from my DH that I just received this week too. I'm so excited and can't wait to use it, I can do more in this one than the first one. I just love this potpourri basket/panier Pot-pourri cartrigde I don't need to buy more cartrigde. My girls were very happy too, because I gave them my cricut machine.
Finally I got my parcel from my secret pal swap I should be getting before christmas but the post office kept it for almost a month.
This is what I got in return to my blue altered clear paint can. The inside was full of small storage good for buttons, brads, eyelets and many more small scrapbooking stuffs.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My first Blog Award this year

I'm so Blessed this New Year I have met Rina from Heartful Stamping. She's beautiful, kind and so sweet :) Rina a big mahalo for this wonderful Blog Award. It's my honoured to received an award from a super talented and creative crafter like you. You made my day :) I LOVE all your amazing works and you truly inspired me.

In order to get this award you need to:
1). Post a link of the person who gave you this award.
2). Nominate 5 other people and give a link to their sites
3). Let your nominators know that they got an award from you.
4). Put a logo of the award on the blog.

Here are my 5 choices:
1. Gez of GezzyB's Crafty Bits
2. Marie of Aloha and Mabuhay
3. Tracey of Running with scissors
4. Linda of Linanna Designs
5. Pia of Pias Scrap och Doodling

Thank you for looking!

Monday, January 5, 2009

My Very First Jewelry

I thought I make a card for challenge site this morning but when I saw this wood flower bead that I bought long time ago. Then I changed my mind, yes I want to make a simple bracelet out of this beautiful beads. Well, I don't have a single tools for jewelry making. But I found the craft wire I don't mind if is for jewelry or not. I just made my pattern then start beading, but the hard part was the end I used the regular scissor to cut the wire and then twisted. It's good that I had this old bracelet around so I took out the locker then used it. Recycling is good :) The small pearl and crystal was from Angela's Beading Fun Pack. To be honest, Jenna inspired me with her gorgeous jewelry. Just click on her name to check and see all her beautiful hand made jewelries. Finally, I made my own first jewelry today and I'm so happy it turned out pretty good. When my daughters saw it they asked me if I will sell it on eBay but I told them no. I'll keep it and use it, hopefully I can find a better beads and make a matching necklace later.
And I entered my first jewelry at Jewellery Challange by Sarah.
Thank you for looking!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My top 10 in 2008

I got this idea from You have to check out her top 10 in 2008, they all gorgeous and super creative. This is a great idea to look back in 2008 and share your top 10 projects. Here are my top 10 in no particular order.

Thank you for looking!

Friday, January 2, 2009

12 x'mas cards from talented scrappers

I just wanted to share you the christmas cards that I received from the super talented scrappers in Yes, I joined the Christmas card exchange challenge hosted by Becky . I'm so lucky to see these gorgeous cards in real life from the professional card makers. A BIG mahalo to all of you. You all did a fabulous job! I LOVE them all :)


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!